Saturday, 21 January 2012

PEPPERIADE

Very cheerful, colourful course. This rainbow-like, not gruelling dish is ideal to start with especially for anyone who hasn't been familiar with cooking so far. The food is sweet and very juicy, ideal as a salad or even as a healthy dessert.


INGREDIENTS:
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper 

TOOLS:
1 kitchen knife
1 chopping board
4 small bowls
1 medium round plate



DIRECTIONS:
Wash all four peppers thoroughly. Than give them a wipe or let them dry. Choose the one that has the nicest stem (let's say: the orange pepper) and cut it crosswise in half. See that those two pieces of pepper you've just received have tiny seeds inside. Remove them all (running water helps alot) along with the core and pale fibers (you may need to use your knife again). Having this done, put the half with the stem aside (it's gonna be our 'candle'). The other half of orange pepper needs chopping. You can achieve this by slicing it along the fibers and than cutting the slices fine into small pieces. (Watch out, it's getting juicy!) Once you've finished, put those pieces of pepper into a bowl. Now, we've got three more peppers to chop. The difference is that this time the stems are going to waste and need to be removed first. You have to cut them off but since it's pepper you do it in this special way: stub the knife into pepper's pulp about 2 cm away from the stem and cut around it till it fells off along with the core (throw it away, we don't need it). That's it. The hardest job is done. Wash out the tiny seeds from the inside. Than the procedure is similar to the orange pepper case: we need the three other peppers chopped so you know now what to do. (Remember to use seperate bowls for different pepper colours.) At some point you should finish with a half of pepper with a stem and four bowls filled with colourful pepper. Now, here comes the best part. Take the stemed half of pepper and put it into the center of the plate. Than use your pepper fine pieces to create this round, rainbow pattern around it. See how simple it is? Enjoy! :-)

LILLY'S REVIEW: NOW, THAT'S ONE RICH, FINE DISH INDEED!

TIPS&TRICKS:
It's really up to you what colours of pepper you choose and use. The stem half can be orange but also green, or red, or yellow as well. It all depends on your imagination. Be creative and enjoy experimenting with colours. Good luck! :-)

13 comments:

  1. Hmmmm, I've never tried peppers with Rory, maybe she'd like them...

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    1. I'm pretty sure she would! :-) Sweet peppers are very juicy and healthy, Lilly is crazy about them. And the best part is that you can eat them raw along with her, hehehe...

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    2. All my Robos don't eat paprika. Maybe depends on breed?

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    3. :-) I think it's more their personal taste since pepper is recomended for all breeds. For example, Lilly hates yoghourt while many hamsters love it. Well, not every hamster has to like everything, right?

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    4. A hamster who don't like yoghurt? Tsss... Whatever next? :-)

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    5. XD Rory loves yogurt, never heard of another hammie that doesn't.

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    6. Hehehe, I knew Lilly is unique but never thought it's because of yoghourt LOL

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  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww... that last picture is adorable...

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    1. Yup =] That's my little girl =] Or should I say: culinary critic ;-)

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  3. That's a really cool idea!!

    ~C

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    1. Yup :-) Let me know if you succeed in preparing this one ;-)

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  4. That dish looks delicious! I bet your little girl enjoyed her's too. C:

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    1. Thank you :-) This year in February I'm gonna invent something new for the 2012 Rodent Recipe Challenge by Inky but also for Lilly's 1 Birthday. I've already got some ideas but still need to try them first ;-)

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